Toronto Blue Jays Notes: Josh Donaldson Out 2-4 Weeks

Matt Dermody

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Mat Latos will start this weekend against the Los Angeles Angels.

The Blue Jays' third baseman was taken off the field Thursday when the Jays played the Baltimore Orioles because he felt some pain in his calf, once again, after blasting a double. "It's good news. I don't want to go on the DL, but hopefully. this has the potential to be (one missed start), get back right after the 10 days".

To say that the Blue Jays season has been a disappointment thus far is an understatement.

Happ is coming off a career season in 2016, posting a 20-4 record with a 3.18 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP over 195 innings pitched.

The Blue Jays, clearly, will hope the need for Latos and Lawrence to be brief. This could be a great chance for the Blue Jays front office to gauge Latos' value to the organization and decide if he is worth keeping on the Major League Baseball roster. Aside from being a 34-year-old catcher, he still has two years and $40 million remaining on his deal after this season. Both appearances came as a reliever, so Lawrence will look to put in a solid performance in his more familiar role.

This isn't much of a surprise, as Happ was expected to land on the disabled list after exiting his last start due to elbow inflammation. Given this diagnosis, that appears unlikely, but the Blue Jays also haven't announced how long he might be sidelined.

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